July 5, 2022

Syd’s Escape Diary 05.01.2009

Last night’s opening pool party went off well – unfortunately Syd was at a meeting so missed this – but was reliably informed that the swimming pool crammed with 800 Venturers was a sight to behold.

The water resembled milk when everyone got out due to the large quantities of sunblock required under the fierce WA sun – Jason, our International Escape leader said it was 39C down here and we can well believe this.

A couple of bands then played in the main arena back on the site – units then off to Expeditions this morning.

James and tall ships first out at 7am, Luke waiting to go off to Rottnest when Syd wandered round the main camping oval and all will be gone by 10am until Friday.

Syd then spent the early part of the morning finding out a little about the history of Fairbridge Village – thousands of British children were sent here from 1912 for a new life and education and this continued until 1982!!

We then drove a couple of hours North to Hillarys and visited Ian, Jasmine and Ross at their Adventure Tour campsite for lunch.

After lunch all 3 units walked along the beach from the site to Hillarys Harbour and went to the Great Escape park with several water chutes which were welcome on such a sunny day.

Syd left shortly after this but all were enjoying themselves and then looking forward to dinner at one of the local takeaways around the harbour.